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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: May 2, 2006 7:46pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: new forum?

Archive.org hosts 2927 Grateful Dead shows, some are alternate sources or upgraded versions of the same show. A few aren't live shows.

Of the many other artists in the LMA, only a small number have more than a hundred shows represented here, none have over a thousand.
Of the artists archived in 3 digit numbers, most are directly related to or are followers of the GD.

Until the days of whine and rosey reviews about the GD slow down even further since 2005 A.C. (after changes), people will want to compare those songs and notes by the band sharing the largest portion of material here, in a space not GD-centric in spite of the vast amount of GD archived here...

The last place I'd want to discuss my music tastes which include GD shows I've examined and opined about here would be a GD-centric site...
seems like sharing grilled cheese sandwich recipes with seasoned gourmets.
Or preaching to the choir, etc.


It makes sense to seperate live show archive forums discussing your main draw/largest body of work, not so much from other artists but rather from purely technical issues.

"Favorite" is perhaps a better word than "best" for our purposes.

In a proper slang dictionary ;), "boys" or "boy" would have several meanings.
Sometimes used as a term of endearment, the word is often misread or taken literally.

Changing words or addresses is easier than changing minds...




This post was modified by cream-puff-war on 2006-05-03 02:46:39

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: May 2, 2006 9:31pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: new forum?

Given the changes this past fall, the Grateful Dead collection no longer shares a main idea of the LMA (a key principle: availability of all material in lossless format), and is formally going to be moved out. So in that circumstance it makes sense for there to be a separate forum GD here, just like other Audio collections have.

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Poster: Uncle Jimmy Date: May 4, 2006 5:35am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: new forum?

'The last place I'd want to discuss my music tastes which include GD shows I've examined and opined about here would be a GD-centric site...
seems like sharing grilled cheese sandwich recipes with seasoned gourmets.
Or preaching to the choir, etc. '

um, what? you think that everyone that reads and opines on a GD forum is a 'gourmet' of GD knowledge?

i don't think you thought this one through all the way, boss. The whole point is to keep that stuff bouncing in between people who actually care. why would you want to post GD stuff in a place that WASN'T related to that? In other words, do you go to classical music forums to discuss 'Truckin'? do you go to a site about pick-up trucks and talk about how great that 'Bertha>Wheel' was? i think not.

same logic, big fella.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: May 6, 2006 4:00pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: new forum?

NO! Have even seen that ESPN managment flier concerning the NBA television broadcasts? The big boss man was tired of turning on the games, and listening to Bill Walton's constant Grateful Dead trivia. Most of their sports audience doesn't care about this stuff...

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: May 7, 2006 4:20am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: new forum?

ESPN didn't offer 2,927 Grateful Dead shows to stream/DL either!

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: May 4, 2006 10:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: new forum?

Haven't thought this through?

I beg to differ!

I enjoyed the chance to share my p.o.v. with as diverse a forum as possible who might enjoy a non-Dead head's appreciation of certain aspects of GD stuff which was freely available here.

I have a good idea of what Dead purists prefer, and it's not the Grateful Dead I prefer... whereas there are music fans of more than just the one band (GD) and or style of music that band pioneered who might be open to some GD on their playlists which might tend towards a wider, more diverse selection not centered
around GD jams.

Where to find this receptive forum?
Not in a GD fan forum.
Why not this one, where the GD are certainly a large part (until that ends, soon) of the possible interest but not the only one.

There were until last Fall non-Dead music print zines such as Arthur directing people HERE - pointing out shows on this archive for people who wanted to hear Dead not neccessarily the kind the average Dead-head would recommend.

I concede that (with the changes) it's all a moot point anyway.

It's been fun, for me anyway...
Thanks LMA.








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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: May 4, 2006 10:42am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: new forum?

Well, I expect anyone who can bear in mind the broader readership of LMA when bringing the Dead into a discussion of music are not going to have a problem posting thoughtful contributions in either venue. But I imagine the hyper-focused ones who post on some minutae while not even mentioning the band (assuming everyone knows it's always about the Dead) are probably going to get pointed to the more suitable new forum by the larger readership.